Like in many of the Canadian provinces, a large portion of Calgary’s roads remain unpaved. Recently, however, plans to pave these gravel roads have been put into action.
At one time, replacing an asphalt road with gravel would seem to be a step backwards, but, with modern dust-reduction technology, a gravel road is the best economic option when budgets are tight.
As VOCM (a Canadian AM radio station) reports, the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador closed down its program to use calcium chloride on gravel roads as a means of dealing with dust. The people of the province gave a heartfelt response, demanding that the government reinstate the operation, especially because of the health risks that are associated with the …
After much protest, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador will resume its dust control measures. Is this the start of change on a larger scale?